Philosopher kings? the adjudication of conflicting human rights and social values / George C. Christie

Author(s): Christie, George C
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Subjects: Human rights--Cases
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Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2011
LC Classification: K
Alternate Titles: Print version: Christie, George C. Philosopher kings? (DLC) 2010039887 (OCoLC)664842357 Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2011 9780195341157
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Notes: ISBN: 9780195341157
ISBN: 0195341155
ISBN: 9780199712380 (electronic bk.)
ISBN: 0199712387 (electronic bk.)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-181) and index
Contents: Introduction -- "Rights" discourse -- Structural impediments to consistent application of "universal" human rights -- The enlarged view of rights in contemporary constitutions and human rights conventions : the notion of defeasible rights -- Litigation involving a conflict of rights, each of equal value -- The epistemology of judicial decision making -- The unsuccessful attempt to find a philosophical "North Star" to aid in judicial decision making -- The use of balancing tests and factor analysis : the inevitable tendency to resort to bright-line tests -- An overview of case-by-case adjudication, its possible goals, and the influence of legal traditions -- The optimal conditions for case-by-case adjudication and its limits -- Case-by-case adjudication of contentious human rights controversies -- What if we must choose?
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Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 195 p.)
OCLC Number: 728216369
ISBN/ISSN: 9780195341157
0195341155
9780199712380
0199712387

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